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Paul Bekaert, the lawyer acting for  former  Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, speaks to media outside  a Belgian court in Brussels today. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The lawyer acting for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has said the court hearing for his client and four secessionist allies on whether they s(...)

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel reacts as Princess Astrid of Belgium gives the start of the 38th edition of the Brussels’ 20km run, on Sunday. Photograph: Laurie Dieffembacq/AFP/Getty Images

After a tricky few days playing host to Donald Trump, the Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, may have hoped for a trouble-free few days. It was (...)